Thorne B. Gray (1937-1993) worked as a journalist for the
Modesto Bee from 1966 to 1982, where he covered city and county government with an emphasis on Central Valley water issues, land use,
and natural conservation. He reported on the campaigns to preserve the Stanislaus and Tuolumne Rivers in the 1970s and the
construction and filling of the New Melones Dam.
Thorne B. Gray (1937-1993), journalist, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and grew up in Los Angeles, California. After graduating
from Cornell University in 1960, he joined the U.S. Army serving with the U.N. Command in Korea, where he was a reporter for
the Pacific Stars and Stripes. After leaving the Army in 1963, he attended Northwestern University in Illinois and received a master's degree in journalism
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